Uruguay's Senate unanimously agreed Tuesday not to move on with its advice and consent regarding the appointment of Hugo Cayrús as the country's next ambassador to Ankara following the embarrassing incidents caused in Montevideo by Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu.
Uruguay's state-run oil company ANCAP Tuesday announced that as a result of a power cut at the La Teja refinery coupled with unionist protests, the company had been forced to activate an emergency import from Argentina of 60 lorries of cooking gas in addition to two shipments to secure supply.
Uruguayan exports including duty-free zones for the month of April totaled US$ 1.115 billion, according to the Uruguay XXI Institute's monthly report released Monday.
Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou last week took an Aerolíneas Argentinas flight and made a day trip to Buenos Aires Wednesday for strictly family and private reasons, it was reported.
Uruguayan tourism authorities have confirmed 143 calls in Montevideo and 40 in Punta del Este for the upcoming cruise season after meetings between a delegation led by Undersecretary Remo Monzeglio with representatives of the cruise industry and authorities of the Port of Buenos Aires, it was reported Friday.
The President of Uruguay, Luis Lacalle Pou, was invited by the government of the United Kingdom to meet with the Prime Minister of that country, Boris Johnson. He will travel to that country at the end of May or the beginning of June, as reported by Montevideo Portal and later confirmed by sources from the president's office.
This week, the president of Uruguay, Luis Lacalle Pou, participated in a sporting event involving people deprived of liberty, more specifically a rugby match between prisoners from Argentina and Uruguay.
Uruguayan authorities at the port of Paysandú have seized a meteorite worth around US$ 1 million when it was being smuggled into the country from Argentina, it was reported earlier this week.
Uruguay's opposition Broad Front (Frente Amplio) has threatened not to grant their consent to the country's designated ambassador to Turkey following the incident with that country's Foreign Minister, who during the weekend when Armenian demonstrators in Montevideo were met with a gesture belonging to the far-right Grey Wolves group.
Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou described a gesture by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu against Armenian demonstrators in Montevideo Uruguay as “regrettable,” while Ankara's Ambassador has been summoned to account for the events.